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Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Hatch

From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch.nul>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 14:02:00 -0800
Fwd Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 07:59:26 -0500
Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Hatch

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 12:16:49 -0500
>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

>>From: Dan Bright <ufo.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 18:36:09 -0000
>>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph


>>For the benefit of those who don't have access to photoshop or
>>something similar, the EXIF data provides the following:

>>Exposure time: 1/250 seconds
>>F-stop: 9.5
>>Date/time: January 15 2004, 14:52:46
>>Shutter Speed: 1/256 seconds
>>Aperture Value: 6.5
>>Metering Mode: Average
>>Focal Length: 10mm
>>Pixel X Dimension: 1280
>>Pixel Y Dimension: 960

>>Not everything, but it's a start.

>Amusing to note that the shutter speed (1/256) is shorter than
>the exposure time (1/250). Also, what is the "aperture value" of
>6.5 mean; the f-stop is given as 9.5.Incidently, with focal
>length of 10 mm, then the aperture diameter would be 10mm/9.5 or
>a hair bigger than 1 mm.... quite a small aperture.

Hello Bruce, Dan, John et.al.:

With all that photographic data, nobody seems to know for sure
which direction the photographer was facing.

The news photos are pretty dark, underexposed? I tried to see
shadows from the railroad crossing signs etc., but its just too

The only clue to the Sun's position I can make out is on the
"UFB" (bug? bird? beta-craft?) itself, and I'd like to rule out
a cut and paste job at least. The Australian authorities seem to
vouch for the photographer, who said he had no visual sighting.

Do you (Bruce) have any opinions based on the image in info
available so far?

The fuzziness seems to imply a very fast or very close object.
Blowups look more like a flying saucer than a bug or bird, at
least to me for now. I'm glad it isn't a stinkin' "rod".


- Larry

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